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eBook Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (California Studies in Food and Culture) epub

by Marion Nestle

eBook Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (California Studies in Food and Culture) epub
  • ISBN: 0520242238
  • Author: Marion Nestle
  • Genre: Cookbooks
  • Subcategory: Cooking Education & Reference
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press; Reprint edition (March 25, 2003)
  • Pages: 366 pages
  • ePUB size: 1137 kb
  • FB2 size 1432 kb
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Safe Food" is a terrific look at our nation's food supply and its safety. This book covers pathogens, genetic modifications and bioterrorism. It is also a look behind the scenes at how our democracy affects what foods end up on our plates.

Safe Food" is a terrific look at our nation's food supply and its safety. Corporations choose profits over public health, government sides with industry rather than consumers, corruption, greed, and ineptitude are all part of this fascinating story. The kindle version of this book is not perfect. Some diagrams and charts were cut off or difficult to follow. Though maybe now slightly out of date, overall, "Safe.

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Marion Nestle, author of the critically acclaimed Food Politics, argues that ensuring safe food involves more than .

Marion Nestle, author of the critically acclaimed Food Politics, argues that ensuring safe food involves more than washing hands or cooking food to higher temperatures. It involves politics. When it comes to food safety, billions of dollars are at stake, and industry, government, and consumers collide over issues of values, economics, and political power-and not always in the public interest. Nestle (nutrition and food studies, NYU; Food Politics) offers a candid analysis of the impact of science, politics, and consumer interests in dealing with food-borne microbial illness, genetically.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-326) and index. Marion Nestle, author of the critically acclaimed Food Politics, argues that ensuring safe food involves more than washing hands or cooking food to higher temperatures. When it comes to food safety, billions of dollars are at stake, and industry, government, and consumers collide over issues of values, economics, and political power - and not always in the public interest. Book in the California Studies in Food and Culture Series).

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Bacteria, biotechnology, and bioterrorism. University of California Press, Berkeley, California, USA. 2003. These changing relationships and challenges have broad implications for all those involved in food production, distribution and consumption, but particularly for those who live and work in areas such as California which are closely connected to other parts of the world. Attention Cycles and Frames in the Plant Biotechnology Debate.

Marion Nestle (born 1936) is an American academic. She is the Paulette Goddard professor of nutrition, food studies and public health at New York University. She is also a professor of Sociology at NYU and a visiting professor of nutritional sciences at Cornell University. Nestle received her BA from UC Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa, after attending school there from 1954-1959. Her degrees include a P. in molecular biology and an .

She is the author of Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (California, 2003), Pet Food Politics .

She is the author of Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (California, 2003), Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine (California, 2010), and Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics (California, 2012), among other books. The ironically named Nestle does for the entire food industry what Eric Schlosser did for fast food in Fast Food Nation-a scathing and sometimes shocking expose of an industry we have taken for granted. Alison Gzowski Toronto Globe & Mail.

50, pp 356 ISBN 0 520 23292 5. ww. cpress. The current debate over genetically modified (GM) crops is a good example of the concern. One of the reasons for the distrust is that scientific risk assessments do not convince the many people who make value based judgments on the safety of consumer products.

Sections on pathogens in the food supply and food biotechnology are followed by a concluding section that summarizes . A safe food, according to Nestle, is œone that does not exceed an acceptable level of risk� (p. 16).

A safe food, according to Nestle, is œone that does not exceed an acceptable level of risk� (p. Decisions about acceptability, it is argued, involve opinions and values, as well as science.

Food safety is a matter of intense public concern, and for good reason. Millions of annual cases of food "poisonings" raise alarm not only about the food served in restaurants and fast-food outlets but also about foods bought in supermarkets. The introduction of genetically modified foods—immediately dubbed "Frankenfoods"—only adds to the general sense of unease. Finally, the events of September 11, 2001, heightened fears by exposing the vulnerability of food and water supplies to attacks by bioterrorists. How concerned should we be about such problems? Who is responsible for preventing them? Who benefits from ignoring them? Who decides?Marion Nestle, author of the critically acclaimed Food Politics, argues that ensuring safe food involves more than washing hands or cooking food to higher temperatures. It involves politics. When it comes to food safety, billions of dollars are at stake, and industry, government, and consumers collide over issues of values, economics, and political power—and not always in the public interest. Although the debates may appear to be about science, Nestle maintains that they really are about control: Who decides when a food is safe?She demonstrates how powerful food industries oppose safety regulations, deny accountability, and blame consumers when something goes wrong, and how century-old laws for ensuring food safety no longer protect our food supply. Accessible, informed, and even-handed, Safe Food is for anyone who cares how food is produced and wants to know more about the real issues underlying today's headlines.
Comments: (7)
Jube
"Safe Food" is a terrific look at our nation's food supply and its safety. This book covers pathogens, genetic modifications and bioterrorism. It is also a look behind the scenes at how our democracy affects what foods end up on our plates. Corporations choose profits over public health, government sides with industry rather than consumers, corruption, greed, and ineptitude are all part of this fascinating story.

The kindle version of this book is not perfect. Some diagrams and charts were cut off or difficult to follow. Though maybe now slightly out of date, overall, "Safe Food" is an important book, and one well worth reading by anyone concerned about the quality of the food we eat.
Pringles
Good book, enlightening for anyone in the food industry or who just wants to know more about food safety.
in waiting
For anyone interested in food politics, this is a must read.
Elildelm
Excellent book. Marion Nestle is a rockstar within the food and nutrition world. This is an in-depth look at how our food is produced and distributed. It may shock you, but it will certainly be informative.
doesnt Do You
You will never eat pre-packaged hamburger purchased from chain grocery stores again. Nestle's book is a must-read for people who are interested in food policy.
Mojar
I experienced this book as a strong, smart overview on issues of food safety and politics. Marion Nestle, originally trained as a microbiologist, is a highly respected scholar, advocate, and professor of food studies and sociology at New York University. This book is very well written for an audience of curious-minded general readers as well as scholars and students in food studies.
Gaxaisvem
I HAVE READ ALL DR. NESTLE'S WORKS AND SHE BASICALLY STARTED ME ON THE HEALTHY NUTRITIONAL PATH. SHE IS MY GODDESS.
This review is of the updated (2010) edition of Professor Nestle's book first published in 2003.

While the main body of the text is full of examples that now seem far away in time, this book remains worth reading for those seeking an understanding of the cross currents still alive in the national policy debates over safe food. (For those following current events, there is pending legislation in the U.S. Senate that would reform federal food safety policy.)

I do think the author is correct in her assertion that food safety is as much about politics as science. Social norms, commercial realities, and other factors often do trump pure science.

This is decidedly a book written by an advocate: one who sees corporations as bad actors (unless the firm is Ben and Jerry's) and one who is sold on both a King's Cure--human pathogen testing and HACCP--and, above all, one single federal food agency.

Professor Nestle believes that with more government inspectors working for one powerful food agency, all auditing and enforcing private farms' and processors' paper-work systems, which in turn would be based on the best available science (unless some other social good trumps), we would have a country with fewer people sick from what they eat.

Meanwhile, I think most people in American agriculture do have good motives and find it amazing that this country feeds 300 hundred-plus million every day with so relatively few food safety incidents.
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